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Making Babies part 3

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A number of you asked me to keep you up to date with my experiment cutting up the snowdrop bubs,they have progressed well i think helped by the mild winter weather.
At this point any one picking this up for the first time you would best look at the first blogs i did last autumn otherwise it will make little sense.
We last saw the minute bulbils being planted in there pots,the amount that have now surfaced with quite strong green leaves has surprised me,there is growth in all eight pots,when they dry a bit they will be given a half strength feed of tomorite which should help to build up a small bulb for next year.I dont expect i will be able to resist re potting them late spring,will then be able to see just how much they have grown,thats if you are not fed up with seeing them by then.

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Good luck with these babies :o)

27 Jan, 2012

 

AG mag feature this week in Me and My Garden, Michael and Caryl Baron. Brandy Mount House, Airesford Hampshire. They have the national collection of snowdrops. Right up your street bjs.

27 Jan, 2012

 

Well, who would have thought they would have done this well. Great to see your success Brian.

27 Jan, 2012

 

Blimey I'm amazed how much green growth you've got going there. Good going. Good luck with them.

27 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Looks like another success story Brian , amazing ! good luck with there continued prgress ....

27 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Bilbo
Yes have heard of them,There are lots of these national collection of Galanthus, I have about 30 different ones here which is minor compared to the real collectors,but enough for me .To be honest if I were to loose the labels i would not know what three quarters of them were.They are so different!.

27 Jan, 2012

 

Its funny really, unless one takes the time to look closely they all look the same. I have started to look at them differently. The ones I planted in the autumn have not flowered yet, thought there are lots around the grass verges and in other gardens around here.

28 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Bilbo
Some are quite distinct i have one called wendy's gold,there the usual green in the flower is replaced by Yellow,there are others similar ,Also some very large Doubles and a couple with six outer petals,so it goes on,some differences are minute.

28 Jan, 2012

 

Bit like Fuchsias Bjs, some are very distinct others it's very difficult to tell the difference. Fuchsias too have doubles and singles, some very flamboyant others just plain beauties.

28 Jan, 2012

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